| ACADEMICS | Majors & Minors | Health Education
The goal of the health education major, which is offered by the Health Sciences Department, is to prepare graduates to be critical and creative thinkers as well as lifelong learners in the dynamic field of health education. Coursework and fieldwork focus on developing the knowledge, understandings, competencies, and experiences required of professionals teaching health education in a variety of community settings.
Worcester State University also offers initial licensure for health education programs in middle and secondary education (grades 5-12); the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensured (MTEL) must be passed for licensure. All students in the health education major and education minor will need an advisor from each of these departments.
Major Electives Requirement: 9 Credits(without Education minor)(Note: Evening and summer courses may be necessary.)With Education Minor (in lieu of health electives and health practicum)
Required Ancillary Courses for Health Education Major: 20 credits
The following courses combined must average C or better:
Health Education Minor: 18 creditsThe health education minor is designed to develop an in-depth understanding of the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) competencies for planning health programs based on an assessment of community needs and capabilities and followed by a program implementation and evaluation.Requirements:
CONTACT US Health SciencesGhosh Science & Technology CenterSuite ST-110508-929-8832